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01/26/2024
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The nine-unit Casa Way suburban development from East Palo Alto’s Granite Ridge Properties was approved 4-0 at the Scotts Valley City Council meeting, with Derek Timm absent.

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01/05/2024
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Just before Christmas, Scotts Valley lost one of the men who was critical to shaping the city into the place it is today.

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01/03/2024
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In a wool sport coat, outgoing Mayor Jack Dilles glanced over at the man taking over his job: Vice Mayor Randy Johnson, in a striking navy blue suit and tie. “You look great,” Dilles said.

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12/15/2023
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More than 100 people filled the Santa Cruz City Council chambers to call for a ceasefire resolution in the Israel-Hamas war. The same day, activists also attended a Watsonville City Council meeting and a Santa Cruz County Supervisors meeting.

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12/15/2023
Image for display with article titled New General Plan Receives Approval from Scotts Valley City Council

The Scotts Valley City Council approved the first big update of the guiding municipal document since the early ’90s—brought about by an update process that faced its fair share of bumps in the road.

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12/07/2023
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The Scotts Valley Police Department is offering advice to community members, as the holidays near, to ensure everyone stays safe.

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11/22/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Gets First Look at General Plan

The last time Scotts Valley got a new General Plan, Pete Wilson was California’s governor and Seagate Technology—which was still based in the community—hadn’t even expanded overseas.

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11/09/2023
Image for display with article titled City of Scotts Valley Fills Two Key Vacancies

A couple years back, Scotts Valley was struggling to attract new staff. Now, with two key hires—Building Official Nelson Alfaro and Public Works Director Bret Swain—the city has filled 93% of its roster.

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10/18/2023
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Scotts Valley City Council voted Oct. 4 to hand a $160,000 contract to Urban Field Studio for the plan refresh of the previously mothballed Town Center project.

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10/13/2023
Image for display with article titled Falcons girls volleyball hangs tough in loss to Harbor | Local roundup

Scotts Valley High senior Grace Emanuelson had a team-best 16 kills for the Falcons girls’ volleyball team in a five-set (19-25,25-21,25-13,27-29,15-7) loss to Harbor High in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League action on Thursday. The outside hitter finished with 16 digs and a pair of ace serves in a battle against one of the best [...]

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10/12/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Gets First Notes from State on Housing Element

The message of the first report card on Scotts Valley’s draft Housing Element from the State: needs improvement.

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09/22/2023
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The city will front the money to pay to clean up arsenic, lead and diesel in the soil.

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09/21/2023
Lined up behind City Hall, members of the Scotts Valley Police Department stood “unparalleled in the county,” said Vice Mayor Randy Johnson.

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09/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Pushes Back on Civil Grand Jury’s Housing Critiques

Councilmembers got a look at the city’s response to the Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury report about the city’s failure to build its fair share of housing.

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09/01/2023
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Scotts Valley is looking for interested residents to participate in the first-ever Citizens Academy, the deadline of which to apply is next Friday.

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08/12/2023
Mayor Jack Dilles muses on 57 years of Scotts Valley history.

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07/26/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Unified School District to Consider Parcel Tax

Scotts Valley Unified School District will host a public hearing Wednesday to discuss a parcel tax that would raise revenue for student programs and teacher salaries.

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07/06/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Leaders Map Potential Housing Projects

Scotts Valley leaders submitted plans to the state this week to allow for more than 2,000 new homes in the city over the next eight years.

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06/23/2023
Image for display with article titled Guest Column | Scotts Valley Parks Await You

The official beginning of summer welcomes warmer weather, longer days and many opportunities to be active. Being outdoors makes us feel good and, as we have learned during these past few Covid-filled years, it benefits both our mental and physical health. For years, I have enjoyed exploring Scotts Valley and the surrounding areas on my [...]

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06/23/2023
From pensions to housing to the the use of city facilities by nonprofits, the Scotts Valley City Council addressed various issues at its last regular meeting before the summer break, which begins in July.

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06/22/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Gets Below-Average Grade for Quality of Roads

The Scotts Valley City Council heard from a consultant that more than a third of its roads rating “poor” or “failed.”

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06/16/2023
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Kirsten Powell, Scotts Valley’s top legal official, is taking a new post in Silicon Valley, but that doesn’t mean she’s quitting her gig with the Santa Cruz County municipality.

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06/09/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Police Chief Says Gung-Ho Recruits Drive Increased Arrests

Scotts Valley Police Department may not quite have enough officers yet to restart its investigations unit, but the patrol department is finally fully staffed.

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06/08/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Housing Element Workshop Yields Little Community Input

Scotts Valley hosted a virtual public workshop to discuss the draft Housing Element, but the meeting yielded few comments and was cut off after less than an hour.

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05/26/2023
Image for display with article titled Staff Turnover Keeps Scotts Valley From Improving Infrastructure

Scotts Valley Council members heard about how bogged down some of their infrastructure improvement projects had become. Staff blamed high turnover at City Hall.

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04/21/2023
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Affordable Housing NOW is sponsoring a forum on May 8, bringing together representatives from the city of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz County planners to discuss affordable housing needs in North County.

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04/07/2023
Image for display with article titled City of Scotts Valley adopts new streetlight banner policy

Are you a nonprofit worker looking to boost awareness about a civic welfare initiative or part of a group seeking to get the word out about a City-sanctioned event through the medium of street pole signage? Well, you’ll probably be relieved to hear that Scotts Valley now has an official banner policy, putting to rest [...]

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03/31/2023
Image for display with article titled Scotts Valley Council Begins Its Housing Element Journey

Scotts Valley will decide how to plan for 1,220 new housing units in the upcoming Regional Housing Needs Allocation cycle.

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Family Game Night

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Overcoming Self-Doubt Workshop

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Bike Maintenance

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Happy Naturalist Hiking Club

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